Jill McCulloch, Ph.D.

Jill McCulloch, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She offers individual, group, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as behavioral parent training. Treatment addresses concerns related to anxiety, depression, mood, behavioral problems, autism spectrum, ADHD, academic struggles, social/peer challenges, and adjustment issues. Dr. McCulloch also provides some assessment services.

Dr. McCulloch grew up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. and a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore focused on children’s mental health services research. During the course of her clinical training, Dr. McCulloch provided individual, group, and family therapy for children and adolescents with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns in inpatient and outpatient settings. She obtained experience conducting diagnostic and assessment evaluations in a variety of specialty clinics, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/learning disorders, developmental, neuropsychological, behavioral sleep medicine, and psychosis/special diagnostics.

Following her training, Dr. McCulloch spent five years as a staff psychologist at the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA) in Rockville, a community-based day and residential treatment center for youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. In this position, Dr. McCulloch provided diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, crisis management, and ongoing consultation with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, teachers, school administrators, and residential staff.

Dr. McCulloch’s treatment approach is integrative and tailored to the needs of each client. Grounded in evidence-based practice, her approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral, behavior management, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based interventions. She places great value in a collaborative therapeutic relationship, utilizing the client’s own strengths to promote positive change.